Happiness is a form of courage.— Holbrook Jackson
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Books worth reading are worth re-reading.
Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.
Genius is initiative on fire.
Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
Fear of corrupting the mind of the younger generation is the loftiest form of cowardice.
Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with "a sort of greedy enjoyment," as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was "saturated with the bouquet of silence."
Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.
Originality is only variation.
Books are never out of humour; never envious or jealous, they answer all questions with readiness; ... they teach us how to live and how to die; they dispel melancholy by their mirth, and amuse by their wit; they prepare the soul to suffer everything and desire nothing; they introduce us to ourselves.
Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today.
The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
Your library is your portrait.
When in doubt, risk it
Intuition is reason in a hurry.
People who want to be amused have lost the art of living.
The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
History proves there is no better advertisement for a book than to condemn it for obscenity.
The great revolution of the future will be Nature's revolt against man.
Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary.
The end of reading is not more books but more life.
Great books conserve time.
Forgive everybody but yourself.
Book-love, I say again, lasts throughout life, it never flags or fails, but, like Beauty itself, is a joy forever.
Be contented when you have got all you want.
Education begins by teaching children to read and ends by making most of them hate reading.
A good book is always on tap; it may be decanted and drunk a hundred times, and it is still there for further imbibement.
We are more inclined to regret our virtues than our vices; but only the very honest will admit this.
The newest books are those that never grow old.
Why did Nature create man? Was it to show that she is big enough to make mistakes, or was it pure ignorance?
Genius is intuition on fire.
Don't try to convert the elderly person; circumvent him.
Suffer fools gladly; they may be right.
Love is the most subtle form of self-interest.
Sacrifice is a form of bargaining.
The better the book the more room for the reader.
Past and present, it is all the same, books are necromancers, they exercise an influence more varied, more lasting, than any magic known to man.
Your readiest desire is your path to joy... even if it destroys you.
As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it.
The possession of a great many things, even the best of things, tends to blind one to the real value of anything.
There are only two classes in society: those who get more than they earn, and those who earn more than they get.